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An Investigation of Attention, Sleep, Impulsivity, and Employment in College Students

Clare, Gary (2019) An Investigation of Attention, Sleep, Impulsivity, and Employment in College Students. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The relationship of attention and sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, chronotype, social jetlag, sleep duration, impulsivity, hours of weekly employment were studied in 37 college students. Participants completed a continuous performance test (CPT) of attention, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ), Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS) and were asked demographic questions. Correlation analyses were run to investigate if an association was present between attention and all other variables. All correlations returned non-significant results indicating none of the assessed variables had a relationship with attention. In addition, a t-test was run to check for differences between males and females on attention. Similarly it returned a non-significant result indicating that no difference existed between the groups on attention levels. A t-test was also run for high levels of sleep duration and low levels of sleep duration on attention. Again, no significant difference was evident and predictions did not hold through. In conclusions findings were contradictory towards predictions based on the literature.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 16:48
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 16:48
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3795

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